Tired of waiting for clarity on the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), Delhi University colleges have gone ahead and printed their prospectus with regular course content.
According to sources, some college prospectuses have already been printed while others were waiting it be delivered from the publications. Colleges said that the prospectuses were sent late for printing as they were waiting for a word from the university and University Grants Commission on the implementation of CBCS.
“Yesterday, approval was sought in the matter and the prospectus has been sent for printing. The CBCS is more about changing the assessment system and offering interdisciplinary courses to the students. So it will be notified to the students as and when the university takes a decision in this regard. For now, nothing has been written about CBCS in the prospectus,” said IS Bakshi, principal Dyal Singh College.
CBCS is a system that the government wants to implement in all central universities from this academic session onwards. Since its announcement there has been lot of protest against CBCS in DU with teachers and students terming the system as “Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) in disguise”.
So far the University Grants Commission has only been uploading draft syllabi for various subjects and asking for feedbacks.
Even though DU has adopted the CBCS by approving it by its statutory body, there is no clarity on how the system will be implemented.
“It was already late so we decided to go ahead with the printing of prospectus. The prospectus has the regular course content. Since a lot of last minute decisions are taken, a line reading ‘subject to change as per direction from the university’ has been added,” said an official of the Shri Ram College of Commerce.